Cheese Stuffed Garlic Bread

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Cheese Stuffed Garlic Bread is loaded with mozzarella cheese, parmesan, garlic butter and bagel seasoning to create the best cheese bread you’ve ever tasted in just 30 minutes!

hand pulling cheese stuffed garlic bread apart on a wooden cutting board.

The Best Garlic Cheese Bread!

Do you love the cheesy bread served at your local pizza parlors like Little Caesars or Dominos? This garlic cheese bread recipe (or crack bread) is better than anything you’ll find in a restaurant!

It’s delicious as a side dish to pasta with meatballs, or the perfect game day appetizer for football season when served with marinara sauce or ranch dressing.

mozzarella being pulled from cheesy garlic bread.

You don’t have to drag out your stand mixer or whip up active dry yeast to make bread dough for this recipe. This pull-apart garlic bread is made with a bread loaf you purchase at your local store or bakery!

What sets this bread recipe apart is using Everything Bagel Seasoning (ad) and Italian Herbs (ad) which add just the right amount of flavor.

You’ll love slathering the bread with herb butter, then stuffing the loaf with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. It’s one of our family’s favorite recipes!

cheese covering garlic bread.

Ingredients

This cheesy garlic bread recipe is made with only 6 ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store. See recipe card for quantities.

  • loaf of Italian bread (or sourdough)
  • butter
  • shredded parmesan cheese
  • sliced mozzarella cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • Everything Bagel seasoning
ingredients needed to make recipe.

Equipment

  • small bowl
  • sheet pan or baking sheet
  • aluminum foil
  • serrated or sharp knife
  • pastry brush or knife

How to Make Stuffed Garlic Bread

1 – With a serrated knife, cut loaf of bread into even slices on a cutting board, but don’t slice all the way through the bread.

knife cutting slices in a loaf of bread.

2 – In a small bowl, mix softened butter with Italian and bagel seasonings until smooth. Spread butter mixture on inside of each side of the bread with a pastry brush or knife. Save a little for the top of the bread.

knife spreading butter mixture on bread.

3 – Spread herb butter on top of bread loaf or drizzle with a little olive oil. Sprinkle with more seasonings. Insert slices of mozzarella cheese between each slice of bread, being careful not to break it apart.

bread sliced with mozzarella in between each slice.

4 – Add shredded parmesan cheese between bread slices to create a nice layer of cheese. Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese on top of bread.

parmesan cheese sprinkled on top of loaf of bread.

5 – Wrap loaf of bread in aluminum foil and place on a baking tray or cookie sheet.

loaf wrapped in aluminum foil.

6 – Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes until cheese melts and crust is golden brown.

cheese stuffed garlic bread in aluminum foil.

Recipe FAQS

Can I pour melted butter over the top of the bread?

You could, but softened butter mixed with herbs and seasonings works much better in this recipe. It mixes with the cheeses to stick to the bread instead of melting to the bottom.

What’s the best type of bread to use?

I love using an Italian loaf that you purchase in the deli section of the grocery store. I purchased all of the ingredients for this recipe at Aldi and was very happy with the results. You could also use sourdough or a french bread loaf if desired.

How do you store cheesy garlic bread?

Be sure to keep any leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat in a 350 degree oven until warmed throughout. To freeze, place slices of cheese bread on a sheet pan and pop in the freezer. Once each piece is frozen, wrap it individually in foil and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

fingers pulling apart garlic bread on a cutting board.

Serving Suggestions

The easiest way to serve this cheesy and garlicky bread is from the foil packet straight out of the oven. It’s warm, gooey and delicious!

If you’re making it for guests at a party, place it on a wooden cutting board with small bowls of tomato sauce or marinara for dipping.

Guests can tear it apart or use a knife to cut it into small pieces.

At dinner, serve this crusty and buttery bread with your favorite pasta, chicken or main dish. It practically goes with everything and everyone will love it!

This recipe can be made in advance and kept in the refrigerator until time to bake.

bowl of spaghetti in background with garlic bread in foreground.

Variations

Feel free to use different cheeses for this recipe, but mozzarella is highly recommended since it creates a cheesy center that stretches and is hard to beat. Other variations could include…

  • cream cheese
  • monterey jack
  • cheddar cheese cube between each slice of bread
  • cheese mixture such as an asiago parmesan mix
  • fresh garlic cloves
  • garlic powder instead of bagel seasoning
  • red chili flakes to spice it up

Cheese Stuffed Garlic Bread is so amazing, you’ll want to serve it with these favorite meals…

hand pulling cheese stuffed garlic bread apart on a wooden cutting board.

Cheese Stuffed Garlic Bread

Cheese Stuffed Garlic Bread is loaded with mozzarella cheese, parmesan, garlic butter and bagel seasoning to create the best cheese bread you've ever tasted in just 30 minutes!
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 486kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Equipment

  • serrated knife
  • small bowl and spoon
  • pastry brush or knife
  • baking tray or cookie sheeet

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of unsliced Italian bread or sourdough
  • 1 stick butter softened but not melted
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning ad
  • 2 teaspoons Everything Bagel seasoning contains garlic
  • 8 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 6 ounces shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • With a serrated knife, cut a loaf of Italian bread into even slices without slicing all the way through the bread.
  • In a small bowl, mix softened butter with Italian and bagel seasonings until smooth.
  • Spread butter mixture on the inside of each side of bread with a pastry brush or knife. Save a little for the top of the bread.
  • Spread herb butter on top of bread loaf or drizzle with a little olive oil. Insert slices of mozzarella cheese between each slice of bread, being careful not to break it apart.
  • Add shredded parmesan cheese between bread slices to create a nice layer of cheese. Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese on top of bread.
  • Wrap loaf of bread in aluminum foil and place on a baking tray or cookie sheet.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes until cheese melts and crust is golden brown.

Notes

  • Serve this cheesy bread straight out of the oven in its foil packet, or transfer to a cutting board or platter.
  • Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat in a 350 degree oven until warmed throughout.
  • To freeze, place slices of cheese bread on a sheet pan and pop in the freezer. Once each piece is frozen, wrap individually in foil and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Sodium: 794mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 399mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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